Join us on a tour around the Moscow Kremlin, an ancient fortress that became the residence of Tsars, Emperors, Soviet leaders and Presidents of Russia.
Kremlin walking tour
Built in the late 15th century the Kremlin immediately became the main symbol of the highest authority in Russia. The Tsars dwelled here, enemies dreamed of conquering its walls, and even when the capital was moved to St Petersburg all Russian Emperors and Empresses had to come here to be crowned in the Assumption cathedral. Even Napoleon chose Moscow as his main target during his Russian campaign – he even managed to spend a couple of weeks within these walls.
In 1918 the status of the capital returned to Moscow, but the capital of a different country – Soviet Russia, and the Kremlin became the residence of Vladimir Lenin followed by Joseph Stalin.
Now the Kremlin serves two purposes – it is at the same time both a museum and the working residence of the Russian President.
- Zhukov Statue
- Alexander Garden
- Changing of the Guard
- Inner Kremlin grounds
- Tsar's Cannon
- Tsar's Bell
- Annunciation Cathedral
Length: 40 mins
Guide: Alex Palkin
I signed up both my year 10s and 11s for this tour immediately. If you can't actually be there, TCBC’s online tours are the next best thing. They make for a new, different and interesting approach to the material - far better than any textbook. I highly recommend them.